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Two B.Tech students drown in Delhi canal

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Two students out on a on the of the in west drowned on Thursday after one of them accidentally slipped into it, police said.

Shekhar Singh and Hardeep, both aged 22, had driven to an eatery in Murthal, about 50 km from here, for breakfast. They got 'parathas' packed and headed to canal in Bawana area.

Police said that as the two were seated on the canal and enjoying the meal, one of them slipped into the water around 7 a.m. and drowned. The other jumped in to save his friend, but also drowned in the process.

Both were students at the Technical University in Rohini.

A passerby informed the police after which teams of Boat Club, Fire Department, divers and police launched but failed to find the bodies.

"We stopped the search due to bad weather and will resume it on Friday morning," told IANS.



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 20:16 IST